Philippians 1:1-2 Introduction and Greeting
July 21st, 2019


When studying the Bible, the first and most important step is to ________

As Christians, we have the __________ of the Bible available to _________ us.

The best commentary on the Bible is _____ ___________

________________ is very important in interpretation.

Who’s who (chapter 1)

a. Personalities, what are they like, what are their personalities like.

i. Authors-The _______ _________ and __________

ii. Scribe/Assistant-_______________

iii. ______ the Father

1. Source of:

a. ____________

b. ____________

iv. Jesus-____________ of Christ

v. (Holy Spirit)-not mentioned,

1. John 15:26: “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,”

vi. Praetorian Guard-Paul’s ____________

vii. Philippians

1. __________

b. Place in God—are they Jews, Gentiles, Saved-Church, Unsaved, Mixed?

i. Mostly __________, ___________, __________.

c. Passions — what are they excited about. What are their motivations.

i. Paul writes the book of Philippians as:

1. ____________________ to Philippians.

2. Urge Philippians to rejoice ___________ ________________

3. Letter of _____________

a. To ______

b. To _____________

2. Where?


a. Location of audience written to: _______________

b. Location of author when writing: In ____________ likely in _______

3. When

was it written?

a. Years

i. About AD ___________.

b. Historical background. What else was going on in their world at that time?

i. Paul’s imprisonment, likely in Rome.

1. To which the Philippians responded to with a ___________ by way of __________________________

2. Ephaphroditus told Paul of the ______________ back home in Philippi

4. Why?

What was (H)his Purpose

a. To __________ and __________ the Philippians to:

i. Have _______ despite what they were going through

ii. Have the ________ of Christ

5. What?


a. Theme

i. How to have _____

ii. Have the mind of ________

iii. Be ____________ in Christ

b. Genre—

i. _______________ letter

ii. _______________ letter

6. How?

Structure—how is Philippians organized?

a. Main ideas/themes

i. Joy despite __________________

ii. Joy despite _____________

iii. Joy despite __________

iv. Joy despite _________________

v. Paragraphs, natural (sometimes at chapter breaks, sometimes not).

b. Repeated words, phrases

i. ____________

ii. _______

1. “the joy of the Lord is your strength”. (Nehemiah 8:10)

iii. _______________

iv. _________

v. ________

Philippians 1:1-2

Paul is a __________ ___________ not introducing himself as Apostle

Paul is writing to _________; believers.

2 greetings: __________ and _________.

2 persons of Trinity mentioned _____ and the ________

2 roles of Trinity mentioned _____ ______ ________ and the ________ ________ ________

Week 4: The Prepared Heart
July 14th, 2019

Mark 4:8-9, 20


In the past few weeks we’ve talked about:

  1. We’ve talked about the seed which fell by the _______ and likened it to ________ hearts.

  2. We’ve talked about seed which fell on ________ ground and likened it to _____________ hearts.

  3. We’ve talked about seed which fell among _________ and likened it to a __________ heart.

We noted that the _________, the Word was the same, but the soil, the _____________ of the heart, was different.

At the end of the day, the difference between these soils was fruit.

Today we’ll talk about the ___________ heart which produces __________.


Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” And He was saying, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The word seeds here is _______.

Time has passed. __________ has occurred.

A ________ has been produced.

The explanation

The __________ is of the same kind for all of the hearts/soils.

The condition of the __________ that’s different in each of the 4 soils.

Planting Seeds

For most, it takes _____________ exposures to the Word of God before we “get it”

Persistence of God

Greek word translated “draw” is helkuo, which means “to _________”

______ does the drawing to salvation;

Persistence of the Sower

God does the calling, but he allows us to ________________, to have a part in the ministry.

Abide in Jesus

First, abide to Grow in __________________ with Jesus

God expects a _____________!

Second, abide to produce ________

The need for workers in the harvest.

The harvest is ______________ but the workers are ______ (Mat 9:37).

Pray the ________ of the Harvest to send out ____________. (Mat 9:38).

______ sends the workers

Now is the time for Harvest

Look at the fields, they are _________ for harvest.

The witness of one person about Jesus

Many believed because of the word of one ______________ woman who witnessed.

30-fold, 60-fold, and 100-fold harvest

God can bring __________ in the midst of ___________.

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

We limit the ____________, not God

The church is preparing for a harvest.

Has the __________ message found a lodging place within your heart and do you live it?

Are you bearing _________ to the glory of God as you should?

If there is no change in your heart, there will be no ______.

It’s only the _________________ heart that produces a __________, and it’s _________-time.

What God Can Do Through Lil’ Ol’ You
July 7th, 2019

Judges 6-7

Pastor Don Doe